2009 Emeritus Pinot Noir Hallberg Ranch, Russian River Valley, CA, $52 -$75 – Rating 95
Each year Brice Jones at Emeritus steps it up just a bit more. A beautiful medium-bodied Pinot with well integrated rich flavors and enough gentle tannin to add structure. Usually only available in restaurants/bars, it is an excellent foodie wine. The balance makes Emeritus immediately approachable when served. A great go-to restaurant wine that is sure to impress.